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marko

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2023, 03:54:44 PM »
Very nicely painted!


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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2023, 03:33:52 PM »
Louis XIV

Richard

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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2023, 11:53:30 AM »
Contratulations for your work ! With this iconographic documentation, C Térana gave a written description of the outfits of these marshals, some of which included the livery worn by their guard.
Richard

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2023, 10:33:41 AM »
Indeed, beautifully painted, really nice work
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2023, 04:43:17 AM »
Further more ... let it be known that the majority of the figures are engraved by Otto Thieme and not only by Sixtus Maier as it is stated in the list!
Jan


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marko

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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2023, 02:01:36 PM »
On a semi-related front, Stephanie Coudert's fantastic site on flat figures - http://stephanecoudert.com/ - has a wonderful example using some of these figures as wells other Bretegnier figures from this time period:


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a. These are beautifully painted examples of these figures.

b. I am curious about the two flags represented here.  I have a number of resources illustrating French army flags - which are endlessly colorful -  but, I have never seen either of these listed.  Does anyone know what they trace back to?

   Based on the content one could assume the first is directly related to the King and Maison du Roi but, again I have yet to find a reference.

c.  For members there is a nice section on this site in the Uniformology/Ancien Regime section on these figures called Le Grand Etat Major de Louis XIV - Christian Terana which has some examples of this set - not sure if they are Gottstein or Terana -  and an article on the uniforms as written by Christian Terana.


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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2023, 01:37:26 PM »
Further more ... let it be known that the majority of the figures are engraved by Otto Thieme and not only by Sixtus Maier as it is stated in the list!
Jan

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2023, 12:28:07 PM »
Good stuff!
JBA

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2023, 02:46:19 AM »
Go Marko ... for christmas ...


Guillaume had the set paint by Terrana on his stand at Sévres




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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2023, 04:47:09 PM »


As there should be no confusion: The "new" set of Guillaume Bretegnier is in fact the original Armont set of 1937. The "Gottstein" set was re-engraved initiated by Paul Krog based on fairly rough designs by Karl-Heinz Rieger in about 1980/1990.

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2023, 03:50:59 PM »
Thanks so much for this!  I will need to store up some Euros but, always wanted the set.


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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2023, 02:16:02 PM »
Marko:


The Bretegnier figures are available from Thomas Seele :


http://www.seele-zinnfiguren.de/

marko

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2023, 12:04:55 PM »
This is really a wonderful figure - well done!


I also am curious given your note no Facebook - is this entire series being reissued by Epopees Liveres?  If yes, that would indeed be good news as the Terrana version of these figures as opposed to the Gottstein version is far superior.  (I have the Gottstein set and the detail is a bit muddied.)  Terrana figures are a bit larger than most other 30mm figures but, the tradeoff is superior detail.  Crossing my fingers....


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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 08:48:43 AM »
The blue stands out as really well done.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2023, 11:32:04 PM »
Beautiful and meticulous work!
I also like the rendering of the horse.
I found how difficult painting a nice white horse!
You made it very fine!
Sandor